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Take Action Video Contest Kicks Off

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is calling on Ohio high school students to participate in the sixth annual Take Action Video Contest and produce a 60-second video warning fellow Ohioans about scams, cybersecurity threats, and identity theft.


AG’s Office Helps Make Case in Romance Scam

The work of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Economic Crimes Unit, a division of the Consumer Protection Section, helped lead to the indictment of a Maryland man on charges related to a romance scam aimed at defrauding elderly individuals of more than $1.1 million.


Steer Clear of Asphalt Pavement Scams

While the temperature remains moderate, Ohioans are likely seeing no shortage of home improvement contractors in their neighborhoods. Recently, a number of consumers have reported concerns about asphalt pavers and sealers going door-to-door offering services but performing shoddy work or not completing the work as promised.


AG DeWine Seeks Restitution from Laser Liposuction Business

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit against Wellness Laser and Med Spa LLC, which operates in central and northeast Ohio, for unfair and deceptive business practices. The Attorney General is seeking consumer restitution, an injunction to stop further violations, and civil penalties.